The collected book of Psalms was possibly given its modern shape and division into five parts in the post-exilic period, although it continued to be revised and expanded well into Hellenistic and even Roman times.2nd century BCE, as Baruch uses Sirach (written c.
The lofty level of yesterday is no guarantee we'll retain that level tomorrow.
It is only through the laws of daily life that we can hope to transform ourselves and our world.
Noth proposed that the entire history was the creation of a single individual working in the exilic period (6th century BCE); since then there has been wide recognition that the history appeared in two "editions", the first in the reign of Judah's King Josiah (late 7th century), the second during the exile (6th century).
Noth's dating was based on the assumption that the history was completed very soon after its last recorded event, the release of King Jehoiachin in Babylon c.
So if that's true, why did we need Mount Sinai in the first place?